M.T. Johnson

1945 Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy
• Well-known as an honest and illustrious businessman in ranching, investments, banking and community service.
• Nominated in 1980 to serve on the USGA's Executive Committee, where he also served as its first treasurer. Served as chairman of 3 committees (also member of 13 committees). Tenth Texan to serve on the Executive Committee and first from the Texas Panhandle.
• Member of the USGA “Championship Committee and influential in convincing the USGA to hold six of its major championships in Texas.
• Past President of Amarillo Country Club, which was founded in 1919.
• Director and President (1967) of the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association Board. Helped arrange the Championship held at San Antonio Country Club.
• Member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew's, Scotland. Served in a senior position on the Rules Committees. Served as an effective and congenial ambassador for Texas and America.
• Recipient of the Byron Nelson Award from the North Texas PGA in 1987.
• Served as President, Panhandle Golf Association (1989-1994)

• Enshrined into the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in 1986, as well as the Amarillo High School Hall of Fame. Named one of the 100 Sports Personalities of the 20th Century by the Amarillo Globe-News in 2000.

• All-State quarterback at Amarillo High, where he led the Golden Sandies to the state championship in 1940. Graduated from the U.S. naval Academy, where he lettered in football
On the Amarillo School Board from 1954-1969, serving as its president several times. Numerous business ventures in Amarillo, including the founding of Tascosa National Bank and development of Sunset Center shopping mall. Organized Johnson Land & Cattle Company with farming and ranching operations in central Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. 

His grandson is PGA Tour professional Johnson Wagner.


Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas

Born: January 21, 1923

Died: December 23, 1999